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We founded Celernus with a vision to provide Canadian investors a truly different option for the management of their investment capital.

 

JOHN E. PANNETON, B.Comm.
Chairman

jpanneton@celernus.com

John brings 50 years of distinguished service in the capitals markets to his role as Chairman of Celernus. Following graduation, he joined CIBC Wood Gundy where he had an extensive and progressive 30 year career in the retail brokerage business in both the Canadian and global marketplaces. As a member of the CIBC Wood Gundy privatization team in London, England during the mid-1980s, he consulted for the British government with regard to the structure and distribution of issues of initial public offerings of government owned enterprises. He became National Sales Manager and Executive Vice President of CIBC Wood Gundy in 1989, and subsequently was named President and CEO of CIBC Investment Management Corporation. Between 1990 and 1995, John also acted as Chairman of CIBC (Suisse) s.a. In 1998, he joined Dundee Bancorp, and was appointed President of Dundee Securities Corporation. Seconded to Goodman Private Wealth Management in July 2003, he assumed the role of President. In 2010 he was appointed Vice Chairman of Dundee Capital Markets. He has served on the Board of many public companies and charitable organizations including Heart and Stroke Foundation and the M.S. Society of Canada.

 

GORDON MARTIN, MBA
Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager

gmartin@celernus.com

Gord brings 22 years of investment industry experience to his role as founder and Managing Partner of Celernus. Prior to founding Celernus Investment Partners, Gord spent over ten years with DundeeWealth in roles that included, Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Investment Advisor, Portfolio Manager and ultimately Chief Operating Officer of the Retail Division. He holds an Honours B.A in economics from the University of Waterloo
and a MBA from The Simon School at the University of Rochester in the State of New York. As an Investment
Advisor and Portfolio Manager with Dundee he advised and managed approximately one hundred million dollars
of client assets.

 

 

CHRIS GRANT, CFA
Senior Partner, Portfolio Manager

cgrant@celernus.com

Chris has over 16 years of experience in the investment industry including three years as manager of the Celernus Absolute Growth Fund and the Celernus Equity Neutral Fund.  Prior to joining Celernus in 2011, Chris was a Senior Research Analyst at DundeeWealth with a focus on Canadian equities.  His roles included the publishing of primary, strategic and quantitative research as well as the managing of several research-driven model portfolios. Prior thereto, Chris spent seven years in Research and Trading roles at both TD Securities and TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice.  Chris holds an Honours B.A. in Economics from McMaster University and has received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

 

 

KURT HAGERMAN, CPA, CA
Senior Partner, Compliance and Operations

khagerman@celernus.com

Kurt brings 19 years of investment industry experience, most recently as a Vice President and Head of Operations for State Street Canada’s Alternative Investment Services division. Previously, Kurt was the COO & CFO of Red Jacket Asset Management, and prior to that was a Director at Castle Hall Alternatives. Kurt’s extensive experience in the industry was originally built from leadership roles and increasing responsibility during a 15 year career at Citco Fund Services, in roles that included Managing Director at Citco Toronto, Managing Director of Citco Bahamas and Operations Manager in their Cayman Islands office. Prior to joining Citco Toronto in 1996, Kurt spent a year at Monsanto after becoming a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Canada.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Chartered Accountancy Studies) from the University of Waterloo.

 

 

JONATHAN MILLER
Senior Partner, Business Development

jmiller@celernus.com

Jonathan has 17 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining Celernus, Jonathan was the VP, Senior Executive, Business Development with Dynamic Funds, GTA for 8 years focusing on business development, marketing strategies and portfolio construction. Prior to that he spent time at Clarington Funds and Synergy Asset Management working with advisors on best practices in Ontario. Jonathan is presently involved with the Reena Foundation, chairs the investment committee and has co-chaired numerous fund raising events. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University.

 

 

 

TOBY GIBSON, CIM
Senior Partner, Investment Counsellor

tgibson@celernus.com

Toby has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry, beginning his career at a bank owned investment advisory operation. He worked for the last nine years on the trading desk of a boutique independent brokerage firm which had assets under administration of over $1 billion. In addition to his trade desk responsibilities, Toby advised individual clients with an emphasis on investment management and wealth preservation. He holds a B.A. in political science from Huron College at The University of Western Ontario and has completed numerous Canadian Securities Institute courses culminating in the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.